When a loved one passes away, you would have to make arrangements for a lot of things, and that includes a remembrance card. It can be used as a funeral program announcement card or a remembrance brochure that family and friends can use to remember the departed. Thus, you have to think of proper things to include on funeral program cards. Putting content on a funeral card may sound easy at first but when the time comes that you are in grief due to the passing of your loved one, you will find that it will be hard to think about these things.
But knowing what to write or include on funeral program leaflets beforehand will enable you to know which ones you should include on these kinds of cards.
Things to Include on Funeral Cards
Here are some of the things that are often included in these kinds of cards:
Prayers are often included in funeral cards. It is up to you whether you will put your own prayer or you will copy prayers that you can find online or on books. There are prayers on websites that sell downloadable and editable funeral program cards. These copies of prayers are often for free so you do not have to worry about purchasing them.
Just like prayers, you can find remembrance poems on websites that offer printable remembrance cards. Look for poems that match the personality of your departed loved one to make the cards more personal.
You may want to read a lot of poems before you decide which one to include so that you will find the one that suits your loved one’s personality best.
- Personal Messages
You can also include personal messages on funeral program cards if you like. These messages may not be too personal but they can be dedications and a word of thanks to the person that has passed away. Putting these kinds of things will alleviate some of the pain that you and your family and friends are feeling since you are able to express your love and appreciation to the departed.
Aside from prayers and poems, you can also include some of the happiest memories that the people close to the departed have shared. Vacations or parties can be included. Photos of those events can be put along with the details to make it easier for the surviving loved ones to remember how wonderful the departed’s life was.
Creating funeral program cards need not be sorrowful. Funerals and memorials are made to celebrate the life of the departed. So, the cards dedicated for this event should be full of the happy memories of the person you are celebrating for. Your departed loved one will be happier knowing that you are celebrating his or her life instead of being buried in grief and sadness that will make you all sorrowful.
Make sure to include happy details without being inappropriate so that you can pay respects and appreciation to your loved one.
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